Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Made It Monday

I literally don't have a clue as to why these are so popular!?!?!

I suggest cardstock or laminated covers.
It keeps the pieces inside the carton.
I used address labels cut in fourths.
Garage sale dots work too!
It isn't high-tech at all.  ANYONE can do this quickly!!!

Above are just two side by side photos of the same game.
Below is a single photo of the game.

Today we read the word, spelled the word, said the word again, and said a sentence.

To "play"

Program your egg carton with your skill.  Use a small manipulative such as corn, eraser, pom pom. So you don't have a zillion cartons, you could use garage sale dots instead of writing on the inside of the carton.

So put in your manip. and close carton.  Shake. Open carton. Where ever your manip. lands in, is the question.

I have shakers, well two different varieties of shakers.  One kind are filled with something and in a container.  The other is made from egg cartons.  When I first started making these, I made them out of necessity- the only egg cartons I had, had openings in the top and the pom poms kept flying out!!!

I use them for so many things:

*Shapes review or identify.
*Identify numbers
*Identify letters
*Identify money or write amounts and students must make that amount using coins or dry erase boards
*Review word families- land in one spot, write or say a word from that word family
*Name something a particular color
*Place value- add 2 or 3 manips. child reads or records number (biggest or smallest)

*Really anything you need to review.

The list is infinite!!!!

It is a game that you only have to teach once and you are set for the year... THE WHOLE YEAR!!!!!

My students love to see the "new" games and pieces we are using...


Here they all are: (Well those that are made lol )

St. Patty's Shake Up-mini shamrock eraser

Bunny Shake Up- carrot eraser

Valentine's Shake Up heart eraser

Flower Shake Up flower


Spooky Shake Up spider toy/ ring

Spider Bright- spider eraser 


Turkey Shake Up- brown pom-pom (I was thinking a feather, but there isn't enough weight to shake it)

Bear Shake Up counting bear
Fire bear Shake Up red pom-pom


Cocoa Shake Up- use with Polar Express small marshmallow
Penguin Shake Up penguin eraser
Snowflake Shake Up- snowflake- I cut apart snowflake garland
Snowman Shake Up snowman eraser
Gingerbread Shake Up gingerbread eraser 


Watermelon Shake Up- real watermelon seed
Ice Cream Shake Up mini ice cream cone eraser
Lemon Shake Up- citrus eraser
Fishing Shake Up- fish eraser
Eraser Shake Up- mini pencil eraser

Themes I have used: (I will have these available soon too)

apple- uses apple seeds
band aid- toy band aid
bone-mini dog bone
CC123-brown pom pom
crayon- crayon shaped button
Dental/Teeth (dental facts along with healthy/unhealthy foods) tooth (not real)
elephant- peanut
ice cream- mini eraser
movie- I use a shiny button to resemble a DVD
ocean-levels, animals sea life toy
pirate- tiny black ball (cannonball)
pizza-teeny tiny piece of pizza (was a Barbie toy)

A fabulous place to get small trinkets is a cake decorating shop!

Please take a photo of your class using one and I will send you another one for free :)

Monday, May 21, 2018

Dollar Tree Trip in May

for our ocean unit

Ice cream shop 

2018 unit *coming soon*

More ideas for better coloring 

found in the HBA section
the metals ones don't work as well

Tape- I'll let you know how it goes lol
Colorforms are for our restaurant kits 
Tape is for fine motor

Office Supplies section


****** check to make sure you have all the necessary pieces****
we didn't get V W X Y Z but got a double of another page

They are flexible and not hard plastic

These are for our homemade wiffle ball carnival game.

Carnival 2017     

Monday, May 7, 2018

Target and Dollar Tree Haul

Dollar Tree haul

Pointers,  spray bottle, flip-flops


square "glasses" for the light table

a frog bubble maker :)

seeds and gloves for our upcoming garden unit

Inflatable bird and tree

Avengers coloring book-
you can scan and it comes to life

Towel and shells for our stews.
Check them out, we love them!!!

Two trips to Target

Magnets and Cat in the hat

Transportation, cars, spring, birds, bugs, garden, and space

 Felt books
either for restaurant kits or theme

Ice cream window clings for our ice cream unit 

Food Felt book

Dino felt book and magnetic set

perfect for math centers!